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More mystery as search for clan chief finds body of headless woman, 25

It was designed to bring to an end a 270-year-old mystery surrounding the final resting place of notorious clan chief Simon “The Old Fox” Fraser who was executed for treason following the Battle of Culloden.

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How would you spend your three days in Edinburgh? Picture: TSPL

3 days in Edinburgh? Here’s the best way to spend them

SPENDING just three days in a major European capital takes a lot of careful planning. Luckily, we’ve got you covered.

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The time capsule gives a unique glimpse into the lives of those living around Loch  Torridon in the late 1880s. PIC: Creative Commons/Flickr/Chris Combe.

Inside the 19th Century time capsule found in the Highlands

It holds some fine details of life for one Highland community during the late 19th Century - from the date of the first ripe strawberry of the season to a rent reprieve for crofters during Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee year.

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Ian Scott with items from The Scotsman exhibition. Picture: Jon Savage

National Library unveils exhibition to mark The Scotsman’s bicentenary year

A new exhibition charting the history and evolution of The Scotsman over the past two centuries will today welcome its first visitors.

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A public consultation is seeking views on the future development of Water Row, a historically important street in Govan. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

A new future for Water Row - the old heart of Govan

It was once the most important street in Govan, the historic parish on the south bank of the Clyde with links to ancient royalty and viking raiders.

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Kilted Yoga star Finlay Wilson raises a glass to the bard at the Giant Lanterns of China trail where Burns Night will be celebrated next week. PIC: Contributed.

Kilted yoga star raise a glass to Burns at Edinburgh Zoo

Kilted yogi Finlay Wilson raises a glass to the bard among the Giant Lanterns of China at Edinburgh Zoo.

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Tourists at Burns Cottage in Alloway. Picture: Rob McDougall

SNP MSP hails ‘economic impact’ of Robert Burns

An SNP MSP will today lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament celebrating “the economic impact” of Robert Burns on Scotland.

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In pictures: Edinburgh’s lost railway stations

IT’S hard to imagine now, but Edinburgh was once bound together by more than fifty railway stations in a way that would no longer be possible.

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Leanach Cottage at Culloden Battlefield is to open to the public once again. PIC: Creative Commons/Flickr/Malcolm Manners.

Iconic cottage at Culloden Battlefield to open to public

The famous thatched cottage at Culloden Battlefield which was likely used as a field hospital during the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army is to open again to the public.

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The story of the mysterious sea serpent of Stronsay

TWO hundred and ten years ago, the scientific world was rocked by the news that a sea serpent had washed up off the coast of Orkney.

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How many castles are there in Scotland?

It’s an easy enough question but not one that is easy to answer given the variety of historic properties - from fairytale turreted piles to commanding fortresses - scattered across the land.

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From songs to stamps: Robert Burns references in popular culture

The enduring legacy of Robert Burns can be found in everything from contemporary art to postage stamps.

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The Caledonian Hotel has been sold to an overseas investor in a multi-million pound deal

Edinburgh’s Caledonian Hotel set for expansion after £85m sale

One of Edinburgh’s most famous hotels is to undergo a major expansion after being snapped up by new overseas owners.

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The Caledonian Hotel can trace its origins back to the 1840s. Picture: TSPL

A pictorial history of Edinburgh’s Caledonian Hotel

WITH the news that Edinburgh’s grand old lady, the Caledonian Hotel, has been sold to a UAE investor, we’ve burrowed deep into our image archives to take a closer look at the famous establishment’s long and illustrious history.

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A walker enjoys the view from Bennachie in Aberdeenshire. PIC: Creative Commons/Flickr /Gordon Robertson.

Campaign to protect Bennachie from new road gathers pace

Its distinctive peaks signal home to many and have proved to be the perfect destination for those seeking a bracing weekend walk.

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The Ben Bhraggie Hotel at Golspie in Sutherland is for sale. PIC: CCL Property Elgin.

Highland pub for sale on North Coast 500 route

A country inn that sits on the North Coast 500 scenic route has gone up for sale.

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In the vaults beneath South Bridge. Picture: TSPL

Are the South Bridge vaults the most haunted place in Edinburgh?

EDINBURGH is world-famous as a hotbed of paranormal activity, which begs the question: where is the city’s most haunted location? Some say it’s the South Bridge vaults.

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Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret with Lady Helen Graham and Miss Marion Crawford (right) ) after their first ride on the Underground in 1939.  (PIC: Getty Images).

The Queen’s nanny from Fife who was disowned by the Royals

Tall, strict and kindly, Marion Crawford moved from Fife to the heart of the Royal Household after being hired as governess for the future Queen and Princess Margaret when they were just little girls.

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The sword, said to have been owned by Robert the Bruce, will go on display in Edinburgh later this month. Picture: TSPL

Rare sword belonging to Robert the Bruce to go on display

It is an imposing weapon which, according to legend, was once owned by the father figure of Scottish independence, and was even used to confer an unofficial honour upon the nation’s bard.

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